John McCain demands Trump release evidence of Obama tapping phones (Details)

(Samantha Sais/Reuters)

On Monday, John McCain called upon Trump to release evidence that Obama had issued a wiretap order for Trump Tower.

“I think the president of the United States, if he has any information that would indicate that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower, then he should come forward with that information. The American people deserve it,” McCain told Reuters. The Arizona senator also said “I haven’t seen anything like this,” and that the Trump administration “should answer questions.”

Jason Chaffetz, who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told CBS that he “not seen anything directly that would support what the president has said.” Chaffetz mentioned that there would be a paper trail if Obama had done so.

Lindsey Graham with John McCain. Image via CNN.

McCain isn’t the only Republican senator who is pressuring for more answers. Senator Lindsey Graham stated, “It certainly behooves me and others to investigate when the current president accuses the former president of engaging in illegal activities its something we need to look at seriously. And I intend to do that.” Graham said he reached out to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), with whom he’d contact FBI Director James Comey to determine the validity of Trump’s claim.

Graham will meet with Trump for lunch on Wednesday and will have the opportunity to ask for answers.


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